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Baker Fire Station Staffing a Public Safety Concern

According to Caltrans, an average of just under 40,000 vehicles passed through Baker on Interstate 15 on a daily basis in 2014. That same year, statistics showed that some 23.5 million motorists traveled to Las Vegas. The vast majority were … Continue reading

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L.A. Times Article on CHP Vehicles

  For three decades, the California Highway Patrol has used the Ford Crown Victoria sedan as its primary patrol vehicle. In 2013, the CHP switched to Ford’s Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility. The “PUV” sports new safety and handling features and … Continue reading

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Massive L.A. Fire Destroys Partially Built Apartment Complex

Over 250 LAFD personnel battled a massive fire at a partially built apartment complex in Downtown Los Angeles early Monday morning. Flames and smoke from the blaze could be seen for miles. The blaze also caused officials to partially close the 101 … Continue reading

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Obama and Biden to Both Visit LA This Week

Heads up to everyone who likes to monitor special events. This week we’ll see separate visits from both the President and Vice President giving us opportunities to monitor some tactical frequencies and messing up traffic for those on the West … Continue reading

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Video: California Highway Patrol Cars on Jay Leno’s Garage

CHP Captain Matt Guthrie and former commissioner Spike Helmick stop by Jay Leno’s Garage with five of the finest cop cars of the last 40 years – and the brand new Ford Explorer that will be hitting California highways soon. … Continue reading

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POTUS Back in LA for Fundraisers October 7th and 8th

There should be plenty of opportunities to monitor the local CHP, police, fire and military frequencies during some “special events” this weekend. President Barack Obama will be back in Los Angeles on Sunday, October 7th and Monday, October 8th. The … Continue reading

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Ford Police Interceptor Utility is CHP’s Next Cruiser

With the legendary Ford Crown Victoria-based Police Interceptor no longer in production, it’s no surprise that the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has been searching for an all-new vehicle to replenish its fleet. What is surprising is the vehicle the CHP … Continue reading

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CHP Guardian Units

Security outside the Hancock Park home where Obama was holding a fundraiser Monday evening. It takes a few CHP motors (Guardian Units) to secure the motorcade when the Prez is in town. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

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CHP Mobile Command Center Communicates Every Which Way But Smoke Signal

There’s a lot that can go wrong on California’s 15,181 miles of highway. When major catastrophes strike and an immediate, large-scale, coordinated response from multiple agencies is needed, the California Highway Patrol calls on its fleet of Incident Command Vehicles—the … Continue reading

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CHP Reported Using 700 MHz Extenders in OC

In an email posted on the OrangeCountyScan Yahoo Group today, it was reported that the CHP is now using a 700 MHz extender frequency in Orange County. The vehicle repeater is on 769.4375 NAC DB2. The poster, calif4nian, also reported … Continue reading

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